Is it all really worth it ?
The universe that we perceive is just that, it's "Mans Perception of the Universe", it might actually be something entirely different, we only see it in relation to our scale within the universe. ( thinking Voltaire's Micro Mega here). Is it possible that we still haven't seen the real picture yet ?
We are a tiny intelligent life form on one of a infinite number of planets looking out into an infinite number of universes, galaxies etc We have difficulty taking care of our own planet correctly and yet we are interested in things that may or may not have happened millions of light years ago.
It's almost as though we are looking for a solution that will allow us to create our own "universes". In other words we want to play at being God, now there's a scary thought.